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A-Haunting We Will Go (1942)

Stan and Ollie get involved with con men, crooks, a genial magician, and two interchangeable coffins with disastrous but funny results.

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Stan (as Laurel)
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Ollie (as Hardy)
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Dante the Magician (as Dante the Magician)
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Margo
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Tommy White
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Doc Lake
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Frank Lucas
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Police Lt. Foster
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Attorney Malcolm Kilgore
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Darby Mason
James Bush ...
Joe Morgan
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Dixie Beeler
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Parker
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Waiter
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The boys are recruited by a gang of thugs to get a coffin containing one of their far from dead colleagues to Dayton to try and get at an inheritance. After the coffin gets switched with the one Dante the Magician uses in his act, his stage show gets more than usually popular. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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7 August 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dick und Doof als Geheimagenten beim FBI  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Brenda Joyce's reluctance to appear in "A-Haunting We Will Go" led to the termination of her Fox contract. Her role was played by Sheila Ryan. See more »

Quotes

Oliver Hardy: [in reference to the con men they met on the train] Thank you! Two princes!
Stan Laurel: A pair of kings!
Parker: [referring to Stan and Ollie] A couple of jerks!
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A-Haunting We Will Go **
13 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

Until a few years ago, I've kept far away from Laurel & Hardy's notoriously poor 1940s vehicles produced by Twentieth-Century Fox; now that I've watched them all (and only NOTHING BUT TROUBLE [1944], made at MGM, remains from this sorry final period of the greatest comedy team in cinema history), I can say that this one is certainly the weakest of the lot!

There is very little typical material for the stars who, in any case, look tired and visibly disinterested throughout; that said, it's mercifully short and, therefore, not exactly painful to watch - as was the case with, say, UTOPIA (1951), an embarrassing mess that, regrettably, proved to be their cinematic swan-song - but, at the end of the day, it's not the boys' usually endearing and irresistible routines that are remembered, if at all, but rather the scenes involving an elderly magician that goes by the unlikely name of Dante...not to mention the dubious novelty of watching Elisha Cook Jr. in drag! To add insult to injury, the film's title is a ludicrous misnomer!!


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